August 20, 2013

Prep roundup: Lady Lions look toward league play after rout

From Staff Reports

— Christian Heritage School’s varsity softball team routed North Cobb Christian 16-1 and prepares to begin its Sub-region 6A-A schedule next week.

The Lady Lions (5-7) only needed three innings to beat the Atlanta school via mercy rule. Halle Poteet, Julia McDonald, Megan McKinney and Erin Leonard each went 2-for-3. McKinney had three RBIs, McDonald added two and Poteet had one. Ashlyn Clements also had a two-hit game, and added a double and three RBIs.

In the pitcher’s circle, Leonard threw two innings, struck out four and walked just one. Hannah Heath pitched the last inning, allowing one run off a hit and a walk.

This was the Lady Lions’ last game before starting sub-region play Aug. 27 versus Mount Zion-Carroll.

“We just have to tighten up our defense a little bit,” said Christian Heritage coach Mike Leonard, Erin’s father. “We dropped one ball we should’ve caught today. In a tight game, that gives someone four outs. We need to make teams beat us, not give them extra outs.”

n Murray County’s scheduled Region 7-2A opener at home versus Armuchee was rescheduled to Wednesday. The game will start at 5:30 p.m.